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  • Street car chivalry /

    From Edison films catalog: Scene shows interior of crowded street-car. A young lady enters and every man in the car offers her his seat. Presently an elderly stout lady with arm full of bundles enters. All male passengers immediately bury their faces in their papers, while the lady swings on the strap. A sudden jerk of the car lands her in the lap of ...

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • African American History Month Celebration: National Visionary Leadership Project Showcase

    The Library of Congress celebrated African American History Month with its signature event--a showcase of the American Folklife Center's National Visionary Leadership Project (NVLP) Collection. The NVLP is a collection of oral life histories of extraordinary African American elders who have made significant contributions to American society, and the American Folklife Center is the official repository for these stories. The Library's signature event featured ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2008-02-22
  • Along the upper Nile /

    Journey of a camel caravan encountering a warrior tribe who perform and offer a glimpse of their children.

    • Contributor: Pathé Frères (France) - Pathé Frères (U.S.) - Afi/Anonymous Toledo Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1908
  • Swiss village, no. 2 /

    From Edison films catalog: The scene opens by showing the village girls driving home a herd of cows, and shows the native peasantry of Switzerland returning from their daily occupation--watching the herds. After driving the cattle to their shelter, the boys and girls congregate in front of the old barn and go through a native dance, to the amusement of the spectators. These pictures ...

    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Catalog Record

    The life of a city--early films of New York from the Paper Print Collection, 1898-1906 / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Compilation of 45 films from the Library of Congress Paper Print Collection.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1991
  • Scene in the Swiss village at Paris Exposition /

    From Edison films catalog: The picture opens with a crowd of Swiss boys and girls dressed in native costumes, marching down the street in this very unique and picturesque village. Each happy and smiling face is clearly shown as they pass the camera. The scene ends by the boys and girls congregating in the square and dancing to the strains of an accordion played ...

    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • TR in Africa [1909, 2] /

    Scenes of African peoples and of TR's safari party, all probably filmed in British East Africa (Kenya) in 1909. View of TR planting a tree in front of trading company building, possibly located in Mombasa, long shot of busy amusement area in Kenyan seaport of Mombasa, including shot of ferris wheel filled with Swahilis; shots, taken from observation platform on train engine, of plains ...

    • Contributor: Roosevelt, Theodore - Kearton, Cherry - Community Motion Picture Service, Inc - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1909
  • Maude's naughty little brother /

    From Edison films catalog: In a charming dining room a very attractive young lady is seen seated at the table, evidently waiting for the caller who is to share a quiet little dinner for two. A moment later a dude of the regular chappy type enters and seats himself at the table. As soon as the meal commences the inevitable wicked small boy sneaks ...

    • Contributor: Blackton, James Stuart - Smith, Albert E. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Annual baby parade, 1904, Asbury Park, N.J. /

    Shows the Baby Parade at Asbury Park, N.J., in 1904. Includes scenes of boys (dressed as soldiers and sailors) and girls (dressed in oriental costume) marching in groups, mothers pushing decorated perambulators, and horse-drawn floats.

    • Contributor: Abadie, Alfred C. (Alfred Camille) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Catalog Record

    The life of a city early films of New York, 1898-1906 / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Derived from the Paper Print Collection of the Library of Congress, presents forty-five films of New York that were made during the period from 1898 to 1906 by the Edison Company and the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. Features selected bibliographies on New York and early motion pictures. Includes historical information about turn-of-the-century New York City and the United States.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1999
  • Visitin' 'round at Coolidge Corners /

    Shows scenes of Calvin Coolidge at his summer home in Plymouth, Vermont, including Coolidge helping out on the neighboring farm of cousin Ed Blanchard; in the "summer White House" above the Plymouth post office; attending church with his father John Calvin, wife Grace Goodhue, and son John; and visiting with his future vice-president, General Charles Dawes. May be a compilation of newsreel footage taken ...

    • Contributor: Coolidge, Calvin - Coolidge, Grace Goodhue - Blanchard, Edward J. - Coolidge, John - Dawes, Charles Gates - Afi/Casselton (Harold)/Larson (Ted) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1924
  • Catalog Record

    North of Andaman / Catalog Record Only

    Documentary on the life and customs of people of Myanmar.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1991
  • Catalog Record

    Gigi / Catalog Record Only

    A young French girl is being groomed by her grandmother and great aunt to be a successful courtesan, but instead falls in love and blossoms into a lady.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1958
  • Catalog Record

    Jewish cooking in America with Joan Nathan. Sabbath--Friday night dinner and a day of rest / Catalog Record Only

    In this episode, Joan Nathan visits retired baker Manfred Loeb who creates a sweet six-braided Russian challah. She also visits cookbook author Edda Servi Machim who makes her Italian crusty kugel. The television series uses food to explore Jewish culture and history in the United States.

    • Contributor: Nathan, Joan - Pinsky, Charles L. - Potthast, John T. - Statman, Andy - Maryland Public Television - Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.) - Nathan (Joan) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1998
  • Catalog Record

    Romeo and Juliet / Catalog Record Only

    Two young lovers are destroyed by the bitter feud between their powerful families, the Montagues and the Capulets. Set in Verona during the Renaissance.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1936
  • Catalog Record

    American patchwork--songs and stories of America. Appalachian journey / Catalog Record Only

    Copyright: no reg. Copyright notice on video: ACE ; 1990. Episode number per PBS Video catalog, 1991-1992, p. 121. Original material recorded and directed by Alan Lomax ; Camera, Phil Gries ; editors, Howard Sharp, Jenny Campbell ; associate producers, Mark Kidel, Howard Sharp. Host: Alan Lomax. This series was developed by the Association for Cultural Equity at Columbia University and Hunter College. Reference ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1990
  • Catalog Record

    A Century of Progress Exposition--Indian village. Catalog Record Only

    Shows scenes at Chicago's Century of Program International Exposition of Navajo Indians from New Mexico, Hopi Indians from Arizona, Sioux Indians from North Dakota, and Winnebago Indians from Wisconsin in replicas of their native surroundings, dressed in traditional costumes, performing dances unique to their tribes, and working with tribal crafts.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1933
  • Catalog Record

    The warpath / Catalog Record Only

    Indians were the major obstacle to westward expansion; western lands beckoned with such promise that treaties were ignored or abrogated. In the resulting bloodshed, Indians won some of the battles but lost the war.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1986
  • Catalog Record

    Metropolitan / Catalog Record Only

    PA559-069 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: Westerly Film-Video, Inc. [DCR and REG unknown] PUB 3Aug90; PA559-069. Co-producer, Peter Wentworth ; music by Mark Suozzo ; original music by Tom Judson ; additional music by Jock Davis, Billy Johns, and Joe B. Warner ; cinematography by John Thomas ; edited by Christopher Tellefsen. Carolyn Farina, Edward Clements, Taylor Nichols, Christopher Eigeman. New York times, 8/3/90. Reference ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1990
  • Catalog Record

    Hawaiians departing to attend a luau or native feast / Catalog Record Only

    A large crowd of people (including men, women and children--some walking, some on horseback, and some in carriages), come through a field towards the camera. Filmed from a single camera position at approximately the same location as Hawaiians arriving to attend a luau or native feast.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1906
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    A great wall / Catalog Record Only

    When computer programmer, Leo Fang, is passed up for promotion, he feels it is because he is Chinese, and quits. For vacation he takes his Chinese-American family to Mainland China to visit his relatives, the Chaos. The clash of cultures, between the men, wives, and teenagers, leads to some confusion, and misunderstanding.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1986
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    The feast / Catalog Record Only

    Yanomamo feasts are ceremonial, social, economic, and political events. Men adorn their bodies with paint and feathers to display their strength in dance and ritualized aggression; trading partnerships are established or affirmed; and alliances are created or tested. In this film, the Patanowa-teri invite the Mahekodo-teri to their village. The two groups had been allies until a few years earlier, when they fought over ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1970
  • Catalog Record

    La Dolce vita / Catalog Record Only

    A celebrity journalist is drawn into the decadent life of contemporary Rome.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1960
  • Catalog Record

    Strange prayers. Catalog Record Only

    MP5623, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp., 10Dec28; MP5777, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp., 4Feb29 Factual; travelog. Rcvd: 5/12/71. AFI gift to LC; AFI acquired from Tayler. Oil marks, neg curl.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1928
  • Catalog Record

    Genji monogatari Catalog Record Only

    Story of the life and loves of Prince Genji, a nobleman who lived during the Heian period and was famous for his accomplishments in poetry and music.

    • Contributor: Yoshimura, Kōzabur - Shindō, Kaneto - Hasegawa, Kazuo - Kogure, Michiyo - Kyo, Machiko - Mito, Mitsuko - Murasaki Shikibu - Daiē, Kabushiki Kaisha
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1998